Heated Exercise

Summer excuses can be harmful to your health. So can not exercising. OHI offers summertime exercising which combines both.

Stay Flexible during Transition

During transition in leadership, Oakmont Health Initiative continuers to offer, “Wednesdays with JoRene,” 9:00. Individual challenge: additional exercise.

OHI Hands-Only CPR and AED Class

On April 20, 2022, OHI sponsored a hands-only CPR and AED class. The hands-only CPR portion was presented by Oakmont resident and retired nurse, Linne

Listen to the Hot Line

The wise kids at West Side Elementary School have a popular Hot Line to help cheer anyone anyway any day. (707-873-7862)

OHI Free Fitness Class

Due to current health issues and county recommendations, the Oakmont Health Initiative aerobics class will be temporarily suspended on Mondays and Fridays.  The class will

Luck Follows Preparation

Month o’ the Green During this Saint Patrick’s Day month, Oakmont Health Initiative has felt lucky having JoRene lead classes. It is her dedication and

OHI Honors Zestful Yuki

OHI members influence one another, even if that influence is unintentional. Case in point is the life and legacy of Yukiki Lopez and her high-kicking aerobics. “We loved it; we loved her!”

Health Initiative (OHI)

Free group exercise classes meet Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (except second Friday of each month) from 9:00 am to 10:00 am in the Berger Center

February is Heart Healthy Month

Take advantage of a professionally led total body work-out with other Oakmonters who are concerned about heart health, and doing something about it.

Covid and Chocolate

Oakmont Health Initiative knows these issues: Covid, Chocolate and the need to exercise. OHI has you covered. When health mandates keep exercise sessions out of Berger, members tune in via Zoom or on recordings of past sessions found on the OHI website.

Happy New You!

Take the “ers” off Sweaters and what do you have? Fitness takes a bit of gumption, a bit of motivation and a bit of sweat. Come, join the others to increase all three.

Warm Enough?

According to the late Phyllis Diller, her warm-up was a sit in the sauna. According to a recent Mayo Clinic staff article all exercise needs to begin with warm-up and end with cool-down exercises. OHI considers both. Come to a Monday, Wednesday class and experience the best answer.

Beautiful People Wear Ugly Sweaters on December 15

Most sweaters, ugly or not, are removed before or shortly after beginning the exercises; JoRene knows no mercy! Following her thrice weekly sessions is to create your own body heat. (Exception to three classes a week: no class on the second Friday of each month.)

Unique JoRene Woodworth

In addition to Oakmont classes, JoRene leads four other classes, is certified for instructing people challenged by balance and movement, by Parkinson disease. She says she’s inspired by students and has become certified in leading exercise classes designed for senior adults.

RX for Unhappy Holidays

The best plan for happy holidays is to include Oakmont Health Initiative. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9:00, Berger, on Zoom (967 9942 2442 passcode 573596) and are live-recorded accessible via OHI website.

Exercising Couple

Kathy Sowers admits that, “Oakmont Aerobics is my favorite exercise because of the music, the movement, and the camaraderie.” Kathy is a regular, along with husband Troy. This fit couple always served as an inspiration to other class members.

Work-Out Wearables

Do clothes make the exercise easier? From Summer Olympics to Seniors in Oakmont, that is the question. Though not ready for Vogue, OHI regulars dress for success, fitness success. Join them and join the red carpet of daring designs.

9/11 Memories and Exercise

Today we remember the day that shocked and shook the world with a painful look back. This is also a time to look ahead at how to mitigate lingering negative responses. Living in constant concern, anxiety and fear robs the good from each day. Deep breathing and reading comics may be ways to cope. Talking to a positive person might be another. And still a third: exercise.

Hooked on Exercise

One man’s music is another woman’s motivation to move, move and move. The pre-1970 body, that is. What do Hot August Night Car Shows and Rock n Roll have in common? OHI class has the answer, Moonday, Wednesday and Fridays, 9:00 Berger.

OHI Volunteer Sign Up

This page is only available to OVA Members. Please Login To View This Page: Username or E-mail Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

All Bodies Benefit

Confused about which events, venues, activities are now fully open, which are partially open and which remain on-line? If you are, you’re not alone. Covid-19

Four Oakmonters’ True Confessions

Who admits sloughing through pandemic? Who re-commits to exercise?
Who decides to bite the bullet, swallow pride, and show up to Monday,
Wednesday and Friday Free Fitness class? In person, hopefully.

Rocky Road and Exercise

Exercise burns Rocky Road ice cream calories. According to Mayo Clinic, a “160 pound person doing moderate aerobics burns 365 calories per hour.” (Two scoops!)